Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 1998
76.2% pass rate
from 530 tests in 2020
(41% better than other 1998 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Horn (16% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.0% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (39% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested (12% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (7.5% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Springs
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (76% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested (2.3% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.57% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5.8% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.38% fail on Mechanical brake components (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.19% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (29% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Steering gear (14% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Steering rack (9.9% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seats (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's seat (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.19% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.38% fail on Tyres (92% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment

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